Re: 1812 Sailors' Slops in Canada in 1813
- Really useful, Ron. Thanks!
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Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 11:48 AM
Subject: 1812 Sailors' Slops in Canada in 1813
I have read the discussion on Sailors' clothing and gleaned these
from my file cabinet. I transcribed them from photocopies in my file
of the original documents. It strikes me that the serious reenactor
might want to go through some of the source documents although I
recall when doing research on the Amherstburg Navy Yard, about 18
years ago, that I could find few details on sailors' dress. However,
I was not researching clothing at the time and merely took
photocopies of documents on things like dress and rations and filed
them away. If anyone wants a list of rations, let me know.
Excerpt from RG 8, "C" Series, V. 729. p. 180
"Office of the Quarter Master General's Department, Montreal, 21st
Plans proposed for raising a Marine Corps to be employed in the Gun
Boats to be Stationing in the Montreal District:
The Corps to consist of
2 First Lieutenants at 7s each per day and a Marine Ration
6 Second Do. at 5s each Do. Do.
8 Boatswains at 2/6 each Do. Do.
8 Gunners-----from the Royal Artillery
156 Gun Boat Men at 8p each per day and a Marine Ration
The Men in engaging to receive each a Bounty of Twenty Dollars, out
of which they will have to pay for a Blue Jacket, Trowsers and a
Barclay's request for uniforms for the Lake Erie fleet, May 9, 1813,
RG 8, "C" Series 729, p. 190
"Slop Clothing required:
Jackets blue 150
Trowsers blue 150
Pair Stockings 200
Pair Shoes 200
Duck Frocks 200
Duck Trowsers Pairs 200
Thick Greatcoats 100
Drawers flannel 100
Waistcoats flannel 100"
Barclay also made a note about "The Duck to make Frocks and Trowsers"
as sufficient for a first supply.
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